July 17, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – Marabou stork

Marabou stork, Leptoptilos crumeniferus Roberts’ No 89 By Pompie Burger Unpleasant both in looks and habits, I would say. Indeed, one can state categorically that the Marabou […]
July 17, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – African jacana

African jacana, Actophilornis africanus Roberts’ No R240 by Pompie Burger It’s neither their stunning eggs (possibly the most beautiful in the world), nor their ridiculously long toes, […]
July 19, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – African finfoot

African Finfoot Podica senegalensis Roberts No 325 by Pompie Burger The African distribution map of this very peculiar-looking bird shows the African Finfoot to be quite […]
July 19, 2012

Bird’s eye view – African openbill

African Openbill Anastomus lamelligerus Roberts No 87 by Pompie Burger Koos Kombuis, the well-known Afrikaans songwriter, once wrote lyrics proclaiming that a student’s main pastime was […]
July 27, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – Verreaux’s eagle

Verreaux’s Eagle Aquila verreauxii Roberts No 131 by Pompie Burger Watching these beautiful raptors gliding past along the escarpment of the Waterberg Plateau on various occasions […]
August 22, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – wattled crane

by Pompie Burger Wattled cranes are one of the most threatened bird species on earth. According to researchers, there are only about 7 500 left worldwide, […]
August 28, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – Pearlspotted owl

Pearlspotted owl Glaucidium perlatum Roberts’ No 398  by Pompie Burger Being one of the smallest owls in Namibia as well as in Southern Africa does not […]
September 3, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – Chestnut-banded plover

Chestnut-banded Plover Charadrius pallidus Roberts No 247 By Pompie Burger Reading an article written some years ago by well-known ornithologist Tony Williams on Namibia’s coastal birds, […]
September 3, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – European bee-eater

European bee-eater Merops apiaster Roberts’ No 438 by Pompie Burger Does “kwirri-kwirri-kwirri” sound familiar? Does it herald springtime in Namibia? The first rains? Yes indeed, this […]
September 3, 2012

Namibia birding: paradise flycatcher

Paradise flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis Roberts’ No 710 by Pompie Burger  Some people have big cars, some have holiday houses in Swakopmund, and others are privileged to […]